Liparis latifolia [Bl.]Lindley 1830 SUBGENUS Cestichis SECTION Blepharoglossum Schlechter Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

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Common Name The Wide-Leafed Liparis - In China Kuan Ye Yang Er Suan

Flower Size to about 3/4" [about 2 cm]

This cute, medium sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial is from lowlands, hillforest, rain forests and lower montane forests from 200 to 1700 meters in elevation and is found from Sabah, China [Hainan], penisular Malaysia, Thailand, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Timor, the Philippines and New Guinea. It has clustered, fleshy, conical, somewhat bilaterally compressed, pale green aging to pale yellow pseudobulbs with 1 to 2, large red brown basal sheaths and carries a single, apical, oblanceolate, acute to subacute, fleshy leaf that is channeled towards the base and blooms in the spring and summer on an erect to arching, to 12" [30 cm] long, terete, many flowered, in a more or less dense, cylindrical raceme with several lanceolate, sterile bracts and spreading, lanceolate, acuminate, flesh-colored floral bracts carrying variable flowers in size and color.

Synonyms Cestichis latifolia (Lindl.) Pfitzer 1888; ; Leptorchis latifolia (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Liparis robusta Hkr.f. 1890; Liparis scortechini Hkr.f. 1890; *Malaxis latifolia Bl. 1825; Stichorchis latifolia Pfitzer 1897; Stichorkis robusta ( Hook.f. ) Marg. 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.df 1857; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1890 as L scortechini drawing ok; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1890 as L robusta drawing fide; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Dansk Bot Arkiv Bind 31 Nr 1 Liparis Seidenfaden 1976 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 42 Liparinae 1984 drawing/photo ok; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing/photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing hmm; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb & Lun 2011 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo ok

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